Uwe Rosler: Wigan boss 'thinking of future' in January window

Wigan manager Uwe Rosler

Wigan boss Uwe Rosler says his transfer plans for January will be guided by his long-term ambitions for the club.

The Latics are three points from a Championship play-off spot, having gone five league games unbeaten

Rosler told BBC Radio Manchester that he will not rush into making signings.

"I would like to do something but we also have to think about the immediate and long-term future of our football club," said the ex-Brentford boss.

"We have players running out of contract and we have to think about the financial value of those players. We have to make decisions that go beyond this season."

Versatile defender Ryan Shotton has returned to Stoke City at the end of his loan spell with Wigan, while the Latics will monitor the fitness of young striker Will Keane, who is back at Manchester United receiving treatment for an injury.

Wigan's revival under Rosler has seen the FA Cup holders rise into the top half of the Championship table, having initially struggled under Owen Coyle following their relegation from the Premier League.

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Post-match: Wigan manager Rosler

Key to their success has been a defensive improvement. The Latics kept a third consecutive clean sheet in their on New Year's Day.

"When I came here, we scored a lot of goals but the team needed guidance and a bit of structure," added the former Manchester City striker.

The longer we work with each other and the more time we have for proper training sessions, the more open we will get and we will score goals."

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